"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Note from Gathering of Eagles

Gathering of Eagles Logo

The following is a note on the "Gathering of Eagles" as found in SEALS/SPECOPS INK

A number of you might remember that thousands of patriotic Americans confronted Cindy Sheehan during her March on the Pentagon in March of last year. What you probably don't know is that one of our SEAL brothers, Larry Bailey, organized that rally, called "Gathering of Eagles."

That rally was so successful in confronting Sheehan's people (they only put 12,000 or so on the Mall compared to GOE's estimated 30,000) that the rally became the movement of the same name--"Gathering of Eagles," or GOE. Since that first event, GOE has been in the face of the such demonstrators as Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R., the Communist Party USA, United for Peace and Justice, among many others--on dozens of occasions.

To date, GOE's protests have been pretty much local events with little or no coordination from the top. Now, though, Larry says that they are ready to "go national" in the sense that the group needs to hire a full-time Executive Director and launch a national advertising program. Up to now, it's been an all-volunteer effort, except for hiring a webmaster for their website

Larry asked me to pass the word to my mailing list and to ask that you SEALs (and others!) get involved. I'm glad to do that. These guys are doing the work and doing it well. Last year, for example, they organized "Recruiter Appreciation Day," and some 500 recruiting offices across the country were treated to coffee and pastries by Eagles. And just last week they confronted the anti-war types in front of the recruiting offices in Charlotte, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA, and they absolutely routed them. In Pittsburgh, when the "moonbats" saw how many Eagles were standing in opposition, they simply turned around and left!

Check out the GOE website, and if you like what you see, sent them a few bucks.


Friday, March 28, 2008

FITNA, by Geert Wilders


Most know by now Live Leak succumbed to the death threats against staff members, consequently removing the movie. Click on the link below to read the explanation. Braden happened to have a You tube version, so I'll post it until You Tube rolls over:

Here's another source for the film:

How contrite. I imagine at some point this blog may come under attack for also publishing verses from the Qur’an, But allow me to post a bible verse that will help explain the obvious. Pay close attention to vs 19-21.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

(Original Post: 3-28-08)
I have decided to post this video because I recognize the real threat we as Americans, more specifically non-Muslims face in the world today. In the comments of one of my recent posts, I debated an individual claiming to be a ‘moderate Muslim’. There are two problems with that:

• First of all, his holy book advises him to deceive the infidels for the sake of Allah which clearly precludes any comments made by him;

• Secondly, if he really is as he claims, a moderate, then his holy book declares him apostate, and he runs the same risk of loosing his head as the rest of us infidels.

I have posted my own findings in context below the video link. If there was any question in your mind of who our enemy is, perhaps this post will eliminate all doubt.

The Qur'an commands Muslims not to befriend Jews or Christians:
"O ye who believe (Muslims) take not the Jews or the Christians for your friends and protectors. They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he among you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them." (Surat Al-Maidah 5:51)

It commands Muslims to fight Jews and Christians:
"Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Mohammed) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." (Surah At-Taubah 9:29)
(Jizyah BTW, is a special high tax to be paid only by Jews or Christians who do not want to renounce their religion and convert to Islam (this Qur'anic Law is still practiced today in much of the Muslim world)).

The Qur'an commands Muslims to convert non-Muslims to Islam by force:
"Kill the Mushrikun (polytheists, Christians and non-Muslims), wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush. But, if they repent and perform As-salat (public prayer with Muslims) and give Zakat (Islamic alms), then leave their way free. Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful." (Surat At-Taubah 9:5)

The Qur'an commands Muslims to terrorize and torture and kill anyone who disobeys Allah and the prophet Mohammed:
"(Remember) when your Lord revealed to the angels, "Verily I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks and smite over all their fingers and toes. This is because they defied and disobeyed Allah and His Messenger (Mohammed). And whoever defies and disobeys Allah and His Messenger, them verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. This is (the torment), so taste it; and surely, for the disbelievers is the torment of the Fire." (Surat Al-Anfal 8:12-14)
"The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger (Mohammed) and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter." (Surat Al-Maidah 5:33)

So, what we see is a 'holy book' teaching hate filled principles and instructing Muslims to go kill innocent, non-combatants because they are non-Muslim and won't convert.

And on top of all this warm and fuzzy teaching, we see that Islam is a prison with no way out. Once a person enters that prison, he cannot leave it alive:
"Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties about the apostates? Allah has cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they have earned. Do you want to guide him whom Allah has made to go astray? And he whom Allah has made to go astray, you will never find for him any way (of guidance). They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Aouliya (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Mohammed). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Aouliya (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them." (Surat An-Nisa 4:88,89)

Furthermore, it is worth noting here that the words 'fight' and 'kill' appear more frequently in the Qur'an than the word 'pray.' That is certainly curious for a ‘holy book’.


Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama, Wright, and Slave Trade in Africa

I find it interesting that a man who grew up in a fairly affluent neighborhood with well educated parents, enjoying the fruits of their labor and attending a nice High School like Jeremiah Wright, one who would criticize this country for the history of slavery that once existed but is now a blemish in the rearview mirror of our past, would swear his allegiance to Africa; a place where slavery is not only still present but thriving.

I also find it interesting that Barack Obama, the man who would no more disown Jeremiah Wright than his own 'white' grandmother, would also play on the past injustices of slavery yet call on his African heritage as reason for his electability.

These folks are absolutely playing the race card by making it a talking point, screaming of the injustices done to the 'po black folk' all the while claiming pride in their African lineage, and raising their fists in the symbol of Black Power we came to recognize in the '60s.

Anyone who now supports Obama for president is either a hypocrite or a weak minded sheep being lead to the slaughter.

two points from MD:

1) Slave ships were outlawed in the easrly 1800's 1802 I think. The US Govt sought to stop smugglers.
2) In africa many times it was BLACKS selling BLACKS. Doesn't make slavey right, but it wasn't exclusive to whites....that adds to your point about slavery in Africa NOW.

I typically don't use Wiki as a source, but in this short amount of time, it provided me with many sub sources.

Slavery in Africa continues today. Slavery existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans - as did a slave trade that exported millions of sub-Saharan Africans to North Africa, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf. However, slavery and bondage are still African realities. Hundreds of thousands of Africans still suffer in silence in slave-like situations of forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Modern-day enslavers also exploit lack of political will at the highest levels of some African governments to effectively tackle trafficking and its root causes. Weak interagency co-ordination and low funding levels for ministries tasked with prosecuting traffickers, preventing trafficking and protecting victims also enable traffickers to continue their operations. The transnational criminal nature of trafficking also overwhelms many countries’ law enforcement agencies, which are not equipped to fight organised criminal gangs that operate across national boundaries with impunity.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama Missed the Mark with this Speech.

"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union."

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.

It was delivered with great eloquence and candor, but he neglected to address the very point that was motivating it: the divide between conservatives and liberals. It was the perfect opportunity to speak to the conservative black leaders such as Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas and Michael Steel who have been called 'uncle toms' by the black democrats, and to address the great divide within the black community. Instead, it was nothing more that elegant damage control.

He presented an emotional argument with nothing substantial, which is exactly what his campaign has been. Emotions without substance. Most adults will agree, when one bases ones decisions on feelings rather than logic, the outcome is almost always disastrous, yet that is exactly what Barack Obama is asking us to do; choose him based on how we 'feel'. Sorry, I need a little more than a warm and fuzzy to vote for the next leader of my Country.

And as a non-sequitur, I am sick to death of hearing the terms ‘African-American’ and Hispanic-American’. It is time for all to recognize the fact that if one resides in the United States, and is a Citizen of the United States, they should be Americans first. Then if they choose to acknowledge their heritage, they can hyphenate American-African and American-Hispanic. If not, go back to the Country in which their allegiance lies.

I didn’t serve the United States of Mexico or the United States of Africa; I served the United States of America.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Anti War Protesters Anonymous

If find it quite amusing to read about how devastating Operation Iraqi freedom has been, and how much blood is on the hands of our military and government which makes one ask what or who is driving the ‘we support the troops but not the mission’ mantra of the liberal left?

“This March 19 hundreds of cities across the U.S. will hold events to mark the anniversary of the war in Iraq and remember the tragic toll the world has and continues to pay; nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers killed, 30,000 wounded, at least 100,000 Iraqis killed, four million displaced, and nearly a trillion dollars squandered."

Really? Let’s compare operation Iraqi freedom to past military engagements, shall we?

Korean War: 3 years, 1950-1953, 33,000 to 54,246 KIA
Approximately 18,000 US troops killed each year;

Vietnam War: 8 years, 1965-1973, approximately 58,000 KIA
Approximately 7,250 US troops killed each year;

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 5 years, from March, 2003 to present, 3,977 KIA
Approximately 795 US troops killed each year.

I believe these folks are driven to an emotional frenzy by a group of professional protestors that travel around the country, and are supported by certain liberal backers for the sake of creating divisiveness within the general populous. I can think of no other reason simply because their claims of horrific battle outcomes are so easily discounted based on historical evidence.

Here is my take:

People are driven to behave based on one of two motivations:
1. Emotions which we are all born with, or
2. Knowledge and understanding which comes from living and learning.

It is perfectly clear the protests attended by young people are predominantly driven by an emotional element simply because there has not been enough living in those young lives to have developed a baseline of knowledge.

What I find interesting is that in general, the groups like the one referenced above recruit high school students to join their cause simply because they understand high schoolers are learning they have a voice, but are exceedingly vulnerable to emotional motivations, yet have no life experiences to stand on. That is why their protests are frequently vociferous, emotional and occasionally violent.

Conversely, conservative counter protesters are generally older and carry a great deal of knowledge and experience, allowing them to behave rationally and intentionally. They are far less likely to engage in conflict unless they have direct personal experience with the loss of a family member or friend, and spend their energy supporting those who are standing for their freedoms.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

How Christian is Barack Obama?

You Tube, in its infinite wisdom has elected to remove this video, hindering our ability to aquire information regarding a potential presidential candidate from the democratic party, and making it more difficult to make an informed decision in November 2008. Thank you You Tube for your commitment to patriotism and free speech... NOT!

So Barack Obama claims to be Christian. Here is an example of the "Christian Teaching" he has sat under for 20 years:

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye, the chickens have come home to roost.” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

Now most of you know I am an Evangelical Christian. I grew up (questionable) attending church every Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. I wandered away for some ten years in my early 30’s, attempting to live my life on my terms, only to discover that when one lives life for oneself, one becomes narcissistic and ultimately miserable.

Church has played a significant role in my personal development, and listening to men and women speak from an authoritative position has influenced my life both directly and indirectly. To assume that Mr. Obama could listen to this anti-ameriKKKan rhetoric on a weekly basis and not be affected by it is absurd and foolhardy.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a hater. He exudes and perpetuates hatred toward America for the sake of his own narcissism, and has in a Jim Jones style, convinced his congregation that hatred is the normal way to live one’s life. Never in my 46+ years of living did I ever sit in and listen to such anti-Christian comments at any church or Christian event I attended, from Tennessee to Okinawa, JA., as this is not the Christianity proclaimed in the bible, but another man made version of a broken philosophy.

And we don’t think his back ground will affect his executive decision making? God help us if he’s elected POTUS.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan Clashes with Egyptian Islamist Tal'at Rmeih

The following are excerpts from a debate between Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan and Egytian Islamist Tal'at Rmeih, which aired on Al-Jazeera on March 4, 2008.

Egyptian Islamist Tal'at Rmeih: "The West only understands the language of force. Contacts with the West which are not based on real force are futile. One day, America declared that the North Korean nuclear dossier would be referred to the U.N. Security Council. North Korea issued a one-line declaration: 'Korea will consider this to be a hostile act of war.' The Americans bit their tongues, and that was it. The West understands nothing but the language of force, and attacks nobody but the weak. Therefore, our nation – with all its people, and organizations, institutions, rulers, and subjects – is required to adopt a resolute stand of resistance and confrontation in the face of these criminal and hostile acts. The West, in this confrontation, which is not divorced from the massacres that are taking place in Palestine and Iraq…The embassies of Denmark, Holland, France, and the U.S. are not more precious to us than Iraq, which has been destroyed, or than Palestine, which is experiencing a real – not fabricated – holocaust. These countries are subject to a holocaust and a massacre. How can we confront this? By Allah, if we issued a communiqué, signed by all the Arab and Islamic organizations and institutions, the West would bite its tongue and stop all this. By Allah, if the Arab summit decided to boycott Denmark, they would all be disgraced. By Allah, if the masses of the nation would gather for one hour only around the embassies of Denmark, those despicable lowlifes would be in a position of retreat, not attack."


Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan: "All religions and faiths, throughout the history of humanity, have been subject to criticism and affronts. With time, this has helped in their reform and development. Any belief that chops off the heads of its critics is doomed to turn into terrorism and tyranny. This has been the condition of Islam, from its inception to this day. Islam has sentenced [its critics] to prison, and whoever crosses the threshold of that prison meets his death. The Danish cartoons have managed to break down the first brick in the wall of that prison, and to open up a window, through which the sunrays enter, after a lengthy darkness. The Danish newspaper exercised its freedom of speech. Liberties are the holiest thing in the West, and nothing is more important. But if Islam were not the way it is, those cartoons would never have appeared. They did not appear out of the blue, and the cartoonist did not dig them out of his imagination. Rather, they are a reflection of his knowledge. Westerners who read the words of the Prophet Muhammad 'Allah has given me sustenance under the shadow of my sword' cannot imagine Muhammad's turban in the shape of a dove of peace rather than in the shape of a bomb. The Muslims must learn how to listen to the criticism of others, and maybe then they will reexamine their terrorist teachings. When they manage to do so, the world will view them in a better light, and consequently, it will draw them in a better light. The reactions of the Muslims, which were characterized by savageness, barbarism, and backwardness, only increased the value of these cartoons, and gave them more importance than they merited, simply because they proved that these cartoons were true, and that the message they were conveying was true. The Muslim is an irrational creature ruled by instincts. Those teachings have deprived him of his mind, incited his emotions, and reduced him to the level of an inferior creature that cannot control himself or react to events rationally." You can find the transcript excerpts here.

This is an excellent debate with a woman who completely frustrates her opponents. Follow the link to MEMRI and take the twelve minutes or so to watch the entire clip. It's quite engaging.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Man Butcher's nephew in Syria

And yet another fine example of the religion of peace.

Man Butchers 15-Month-Old Nephew in Jeddah Supermarket
Samir Al-Saadi, Arab News

JEDDAH, 3 March 2008 — Early morning shoppers at a supermarket in Jeddah were left reeling yesterday, with some falling unconscious, after a well-built Syrian man clinched a knife and decapitated his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in the store’s fruit and vegetable section.

In a brutal murder that has shocked the city, the 25-year-old man beheaded the boy, who was out shopping with his mother — in full glare of shoppers and staff at Al-Marhaba supermarket on Sari Street around 9.30 a.m. The man, who is the boy’s maternal uncle, apparently killed the boy following a dispute with his sister and brother-in-law.

Eyewitnesses said that the man picked up a knife from inside the store and severed the boy’s head. The mother and a shopper standing close by fainted, while several other stood in shock and disbelief over what had happened.

A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Arab News, “The murderer was in a dispute with the boy’s mother and her husband. He chopped off the boy’s head in front of the mother to get back at her.” He added that the mother has been left traumatized and is in hospital. The boy’s father was at work at the time of the incident.

Lucky for us, Speaker Pelosi is friends with this fella's kin...

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Our National Anthem

(Sticky Post, see below for current posts)

As an American and Veteran of the USN, I am sometimes moved by things I hear regarding the Icons of our Country. This explanation of our National Anthem is one of those things that all should appreciate.
One phase that caught my attention was a quote from George Washington: "The thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is he will die on his feet before he'll live on his knees."

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.